Familiar faces in club’s line-up for new season

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Grantham Music Club mixes the new with the familiar in its latest season of six concerts.

Four of the shows, staged monthly from October, will feature performers making a return to Grantham, while the other two will herald new talent from the local area.

The concerts in the club’s 89th season will take place in the hall of Priory Ruskin Academy in Ruchcliffe Road, Grantham.

Admission on the door costs £12, but a substantial discount is available to anyone taking out a subscription for all six concerts.

The cost of this is £40 for adults (£34 concessions) before September 4, or £42 (£36) afterwards.

The seasons starts with the return to Grantham of pianist Richard Markham, a favourite of club members for 35 years.

Richard’s performance on October 3 will include works by Haydn, Beethoven, Chopin and Debussy.

Next up will be another regular guest, clarinetist Nigel Hanson, who will be joined by his son Jake as guest performer and also pianist Nadia Hinsaon.

The programme will include the first performance of a work by Paul Harris.

The vocal ensemble Armonico will entertain members in December.

Making a return visit for the club’s Christmas concert, the performance should prove appropriate for the festive season.

The first of the new talents arrives in January in the form of locally-born soprano Nicola Pulford.

Her career has been follwed with interest by music club members, who made a donation to her training. In return she will visit Grantham with friends Richard Jeffrey (tenor) and David Eaton (piano).

Cellist Guy Johnson performed at the music club at the beginning of his illustrious careeer after winning won the BBC Young Musician of the Year award and will play in Grantham again in February with Matthew Trusler (violin).

The concluding concert in the series will feature the Hough Ensemble, a piano quintent, two members of which live near Grantham and one, Antoinia Nicholson, attended Kesteven Grantham Girls School.

l For further information, contact Maryan Nussey, telephone 01400 250372, emailmaryannussey@talktalk.net